BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS STAMPS

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The British Virgin Islands are a British Overseas Territory, located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico.  

The Islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago, the remaining islands constituting the U.S Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke along with fifty other smaller islands and cays. 

The largest island, Tortola and the islands have a total population of about 22,000, of whom approximately 18,000 live on Tortola. 

 

NEW RELEASE 

Olympics 2021 - Tokyo Games 2020, due for release 22nd July 2021

 As the games are about to be on their way, the BVI Post is extremely happy to be official supporters of all BVI athletes attending the games this year. Each athlete has hit this momentous achievement in their athletic career and we stand to applaud them for it. With their presence in the games this not only brings recognition to themselves but as ambassador of the territory, it will showcase to the wider world what the BVI has to offer.

 

 

5 Cent Stamp: Elinah Phillip at the Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires 2018 swimming in the 50m freestyle semi-finals. She was the only Caribbean swimmer who advanced from the heats and ranked 15th out of 55 swimmers overall. Elinah is the BVI’s first swimmer to compete at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, CAC Games, the FINA World Championships, FINA World Cup and Youth Olympic Games. Image: CM Farrington/BVIOC

20 Cent Stamp: Eldred Henry at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, 2018 where he won a bronze medal in the shot put with a throw of 20.18m which also set a new national record. He was the first of the BVI’s athletes to win a medal at Barranquilla 2018. Photo: CM Farrington/BVIOC

$1.00 Stamp: Kyron McMaster at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, 2018 where he set a new CAC Games record when he won the gold in the 400m hurdles with a time of 47.60. This was the BVI’s 5th gold medal won at the 5 consecutive CAC Games to date. Photo: CM Farrington/BVIOC

$5.00 Stamp: Chantel Malone at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games where she made history by winning the BVI’s first Pan American Games medal when she leapt a distance of 6.68m in the long jump to take the gold. Photo: Todd VanSickle/BVIOC

 

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Designer: Bee Design
Printer: Cartor Security Printing
Process: Stochastic lithography
Stamp size: 28 x 42mm.
Perforation: 13 ½ x 13 ¼ per 2cms
Layout: Sheets of 10.
Release Date: 22 July, 2021
Production Coordination: Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd.
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STAMP ITEM NUMBERS

ST012271   Olympics
     Mint SetST012272    Olympics    CTO Set
ST012273    Olympics    FDC

 

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RECENT RELEASES

95th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Government of the  British Virgin Islands takes great pleasure in releasing a set of six stamps in celebration of The Queen’s 95th birthday.

The stamps will be released on Her Majesty’s actual birthday, 21 April. Each of the stamps depict key aspects of Her Majesty’s life, from a young Princess, to her Coronation and Marriage as well as managing to enjoy some Leisure time and Pageantry, out and about fulfilling her Royal Duties.

 

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Undersea Life Definitive Reprints - June 2020 

80c Caribbean Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea) is found throughout the Caribbean Sea as well as off the coast of Florida, commonly in small schools of 4-30 in the shallows of the reefs. Reef squid can move using jet propulsion by pressing water from the pallial cavity (in the mantle) through their funnel to move through the water. They can even fly out of the water using jet propulsion.

 

 

$1 The Pedersen Cleaner Shrimp (Periclimenes Pedersoni) has a transparent body and is covered with purple to lavender spots.

Here it can be seen hiding inside a giant anemone.

 

Technical Details :

Designer Bee Design

Photography BVI Conservation and Fisheries Department

Printer Cartor Security Printing

Process Lithography

Perforations 13¼ x 13½ per 2cms

Stamp size 42 x 28mm

Sheet Layout 10

Release date 15th June 2020

Production Coordination Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd

Reprints of the 80c and $1 values only, dated 2020, for the original  British Virgin Islands issue Undersea Life Definitive 2017.

 

STAMP ITEM NUMBERS

ST012177    Undersea Life Definitive 80c    Mint 
 ST012178    Undersea Life Definitive $1       Mint 

 

 

British Virgin Islands Revenue Stamps January 2020

The British Virgin Islands has released a set of Revenue Stamps to replace those that have been in circulation since 1996.

These are the third revenue stamps issued by BVI since their introduction in 1988.The stamps depict the national bird of the British Virgin Islands alongside the coat of arms.The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is part of the dove family, Columbidae.

 

 

These doves are mostly found in open and semi-open areas like farms, grasslands, lightly wooded and urban areas. Human activities hardly affect their way of living as they are able to quickly adapt to any changes caused by human activities.

Other than the British Virgin Islands, the mourning dove has a wide distribution of some 4 million square miles ranging from the Greater Antilles up to Canada.

The mourning dove is a medium sized slender dove with a long-tapered tail from which it takes its name (“macroura” coming from the Greek words for large and tail).

 

 

Below the eye is a distinctive crescent-shaped area of dark feathers. The plumage is generally light grey-brown with lighter and pinkish colouring below. It has short, red coloured legs with a short and dark beak.

Values - $10, $40, $50, $100, $300, $500 

Technical Details

Designer: Bee Design Printer: Cartor Security Printing

Process: Stochastic lithography Stamp size: 38 x 30.6mm. Perforation: 13 ¼ x 13 per 2cms

Paper: Gum stamp paper with visible fibres

Layout: Sheets of 10. Release Date: 15 June 2020 Production Coordination: Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd. 

 

STAMP ITEM NUMBERS

 ST012156    $10 Revenue    Mint 
 ST012157    $40 Revenue    Mint 
ST012158    $50 Revenue    Mint
     ST012159    $100 Revenue  Mint     
 ST012160    $300 Revenue  Mint 
   ST012160    $500 Revenue  Mint   

 

 

British Virgin Islands Revenue Stamps Reprints - June 2020 

Values - $10, $50, $100 

Technical Details

Designer: Bee Design Printer: Cartor Security Printing

Process: Stochastic lithography Stamp size: 38 x 30.6mm. Perforation: 13 ¼ x 13 per 2cms

Paper: Gum stamp paper with visible fibres

Layout: Sheets of 10. Release Date: 22 January 2020

Production Coordination: Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd. 

 

STAMP ITEM NUMBERS 

ST012174    $10 Revenue Reprint Mint
      ST012175    $50 Revenue Reprint  Mint     
   ST012176    $100 Revenue Reprint  Mint 

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Royal Wedding 2017

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Undersea Life Definitive

 

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